Movement is one of the primary signs of life and any change in the structure or function of the spine many adversely affect human movement.

The functions of the spine is

  1. Movement
  2. Support
  3. Protection
  4. Coordination & Control

Here are some of the tips to keep your Spine healthy-

1. Keep Moving!

No matter what age you are , regular physical activity is an important way to stay healthy.

Try to incorporate these 3 types of exercise into your exercise routine.

  • Range of motion exercises involving stretching and bending

Do theses every day to keep joints flexible and to relieve stiffness. Aerobic exercise such as walking, biking, tennis . and swimming are also helpful

  • Strengthening exercises involving weights or machines

Make sure to get instruction for the proper use of exercise equipment to avoid injury. Do these every day to increase muscle strength. Strong muscles help support and protect the spine.

  • Yoga

Yoga has been used for thousands of years to promote health and prevent disease. and many people with back problems have found yoga to provide several benefits. including relieving pain, increasing strength and flexibility and teaching relaxation and acceptance. Although no one treatment works for everyone, many aspects of yoga make it ideal for treating back pain and neck pain. For example. studies have shown that those who practice yoga for as little as twice a week for 8 weeks make significant gains in strength. flexibility, and endurance. which is a basic goal for most rehabilitation programs for back pain or neck pain.